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Our Mission: To improve health by providing high quality, compassionate and personalized care.

Our Vision: To be the region’s preferred health system providing exceptional care.

Our Values: Integrity – Customer Service – Unity – Respect/Compassion – Excellence/Passion

Riverwood Healthcare Center serves Aitkin County and surrounding communities in north central Minnesota with a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and three full-service primary care clinics in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. At Riverwood Healthcare, you can expect top quality medical care delivered by a team of caring healthcare professionals.

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YOU ARE Riverwood video

About our Facility

As a trusted leader for the communities it serves, Riverwood is proud to deliver high quality medicine from a team of caring and highly skilled healthcare professionals.

We offer healthcare services for every stage of life, from birth to end of life, including:

Aitkin Community Hospital, d.b.a. Riverwood Healthcare Center, opened its doors in 1955, thanks to many local residents coming together  to invest in better health for all. Our founders’ passion for caring for the health of our people and our community continues strong today.

Your health is our top priority. Together, we will make your patient experience the best it can be.

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  • 25-Bed Critical Access Hospital
  • Top Quality Medical Care in the Region
  • Wide Range of Specialty Care
  • Extensive List of Healthcare Providers
  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive Advanced Life Support Hospital
  • Level I Heart Attack Program
  • Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™
The Latest News

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the upcoming addition of a new family physician to its medical staff. Dr. Chris Hughes, who is beginning his third year at the Duluth Family Practice Residency, has signed on to begin his practice at Riverwood in late Summer 2022. Hughes earned his medical degree at the University […]

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The Riverwood Healthcare Center Governing Board of Directors has appointed Cindi Baker, Riverwood chief operating officer, as interim chief executive officer to lead the organization for a temporary transition period. Todd Sandberg, who led the organization as CEO since 2018, left Riverwood to pursue other opportunities effective June 1, 2021. Baker began serving in the […]

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In memory of the late Roger and Sandy Wilson, the Wilson family of Aitkin has created the Roger and Sandy Wilson Scholarship to help individuals better themselves. The fund is administered by Riverwood Foundation at Riverwood Healthcare Center. These scholarship funds are intended to ease the burden of tuition costs so that aspiring students or […]

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